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    Adaptive master's dissertation supervision: a longitudinal case study

    Harwood, N. and Petric, Bojana (2020) Adaptive master's dissertation supervision: a longitudinal case study. Teaching in Higher Education 25 (1), pp. 68-83. ISSN 1356-2517.

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    Abstract

    Drawing on supervisor and supervisee interviews, analysis of supervisor feedback on the supervisee’s draft chapters, and departmental supervisory guidelines, this study focuses on the roles a master’s dissertation supervisor plays during the course of supervision. These roles are discussed referring to models of supervisory pedagogy, the teaching, partnership, apprenticeship, contractual, pastoral, and non-interfering models. Supervisee and supervisor agreed that the supervisor aligned with different roles at different times for different purposes, showing this was a case of adaptive supervision. Nonetheless, the supervisor’s feedback indicated supervision was more directive than his interview data suggested, illustrating the need to collect data from multiple sources to capture the complexities of the supervisory dynamic. We conclude that the dangers of departments attempting to formulate homogenized supervisory practices are highlighted by our case.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Bojana Petric
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 09:46
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 01:27
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24819

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